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Mini To Mini Cables - Straight Pin Plugs Vs Right Angle Plugs (what do you prefer and why)

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Guys,

Just wondered when ordering good quality stuff to be made up for a standard mini to mini cable, do you prefer straight pin inputs, or right angled pin plugs?

For example, do people find that over time the right-angled type pin plugs fair better with wear and tear, or are one type of pins more flexable/practical than the other type!

Thoughts and comments would be appreciated, before I go ahead and get one made up (silver type).

Thanks

Mark
Edited by Homage - 9/18/13 at 2:27am
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Which one is more advantageous will depend on how the rig will be stored, carried, and physically arranged, I think.  One might use one kind or the other, or even a combination of the two.

Which fairs better with wear and tear?  Switchcrafts as one example.

Especially when the plug's casing and jack's opening sit flush with the faceplate to eliminate potential wiggling of the connector and PCB jack:

 

(Switchcraft 35HD plug on the left, Neutrik NYS plug on the right)

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It depends on the uses. All my portable stuff is right angle. The straight stuff got caught on things or was too obtrusive. If you are doing home stuff, then it doesn't matter. I bought a silver right angle dock out for my ipod to use with an amp in a belt camera pack for field use. It allows me to shut my pack and keep the wires tightly to by body vs having to keep the lid open and getting the wire snagged while working.
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